Exceed are Club Champions 2011/12 , Great Food and Paying Respect
We did it! You will get no more phone calls of harrassment, no more constant nagging, I will be silent for another 10 months ( not likely ) as a club, as The Club we did it. We won back to back Presidents Trophy, Exceed is the FASTEST CLUB.
It was going to be a hard ask as we certainly put it out there that we thought we were the best club in the state and if you are going to jaw off about how good you are you had better be able to back it up. And we did.
To the race, Katey and Tineke lead the women being first and second across the line and they inspired everyone else to go that little harder , with 8 out of the top 15 women being from Exceed were looking in good shape. Lajos lead the Men home in second and Exceed had 5 of the top 15 men across the line setting us up for a great tilt at the only title we care about being the fastest club. We maintained great results all the way through and finished to the best of our abilities.
Arriving back at the Exceed tent we were greeted with the best post race feast, all created by Exceeds own in house Catering Consultant Rob Parry. When we asked him to go overboard he did and all who were there would have enjoyed the awesome food. Rob we all thank you so much for all the hard work you did. Caramelised Banana Pancakes with maple syrup was a winner for me and I do apologies for over doing how many I could eat, burp. And the mini quiches, 5 later, oh my , loosen the belt.
Yesterday we all raced in Wade Kellys memory and he would have relished winning, I will be passing on our great result to his wife, Kate. On that note please look out for depression among clubmates, friends and family and just ask them to talk about it and get some help for an easily treatable condition.
Exceed Club racers were, Katey, Tineke, Liz, Sara, Juliana, Clair, Jasmin, Racheal, Glenda, Marie, Merredith, Lajos, Jason, Rod, David, Fillip, Alistair, Scott, Jamie, Stuart, Joe, Ross, Rod, Stew, Bruce, Reyn, Bryce, Jeremy, Andrew, John, Sean, Laco, John,Nic , Ron Thank you to all the people who came and supported the club. I hope I have not left anyone out.
On top of that I would like to thank all the Ironman athletes who raced as I know how hard it would have been, also the people who were at parties and a weddings the night before, big effort and you can now look at the trophy and know it was all worth it.
** A few mistakes were made in the final race results, they will not win us the other trophy but we will try to get them rectified.